Keynote speeches

SIMS EUROSIM 2024 is proud to present three keynote speakers:
Agostino G. Bruzzone, George Nikolakopoulos and Matti Vilkko

Agostino G. Bruzzone

Eurosim President, Full Professor in Genoa University, Italy

President of Simulation Team, Director of the International Master Program MIPET at Genoa University, member of the BoD of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Director of M&S Net, Senior Lecturer within the Genoa University PhD program on Modeling & Simulation, President of the Liophant Simulation.

Bruzzone served as M&S Responsible in NATO STO CMRE until October 2015, Director of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Science, Vice President of the Board of MIMOS (Movimento Italiano di Simulazione) Italian Point of Contact for the ISAG (International Simulation Advisory Group) and Sim-Serv. Prof.Bruzzone’s research focuses on HLA, Virtual Reality, SG, DSS, HBM. Prof.Bruzzone was involved in defence research projects in cooperation among EDA, Italian and French MoD, NATO M&S CoE.

George Nikolakopoulos

Chair Professor Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Luleå University of Technology

Chair on Robotics and AI and a Professor on Robotics and Automation at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.

Member of the Board of Directors at euRobotics, as a member of the Scientific Council of ARTEMIS in the field of Robotics and AI, a member of the IFAC TC on Robotics. an elected expert for the permanent working group (PWG) of A.SPIRE with a focus on Process Optimisation and Ultra Carbon Coal, as well as an elected member on the Aeneas-XECS in embedded control systems and affiliated with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Pasadena, California for contacting collaborative research on Aerial Planetary Exploration.

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Matti Vilkko

Full Professor, Head of Unit, Automation technology and mechanical engineering, Tampere University, Finland.

Experienced Head Of Unit with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Control Theory, Mathematical Modeling, Management. Professor and research professional focused in Automation technology from Tampere University. Professor in control engineering.

Research area is industrial processes and operational processes related to them.
Research is based on control theory and application of it in his research area.

The methods applied are:

  • Modelling of dynamic processes, more specifically, creating mathematical models on the basis of first principles and using measurement knowledge,

  • The methods of control theory for estimating the states and parameters of controlled processes using measurement data from processes, and

  • Methods of control and optimization theories for designing and implementing control solutions using measurement data and state estimates.